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11.12.2009

CLIF QUENCH review & giveaway

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CLIF QUENCH!

I had the opportunity to try Clif Quench, a new sports drink that came out this year. Clif Quench is a sports drink in a recycled bottle that is 88% organic and has just the right balance of carbs and electrolytes. It contains no high fructose corn syrup, nor artificial colors or flavors. I used Clif Quench immediately following my recent long runs of 18 and 20 miles (big ones!) and it was a great thirst quencher. I needed something more than water to rehydrate and this really worked well. It tastes like the gatorade that you get on the race course - watered down so that it isn't too sweet. I found it to be just right in terms of sweetness. It comes in 4 flavors: fruit punch, lime-ade, orange, and strawberry citrus. The lime-aide and fruit punch flavors were my favorite.

Nutritionally - here is how Clif Quench stacks up. It is similar to gatorade, with more sodium, less sugar and carbs.


On Amazon, a 12-pack costs around $22-28 - with lime-aide being the cheapest.

If you are looking for a new hydration option, check out Clif Quench!


GIVEAWAY - 4 winners!
4 lucky winners will receive a 4 pack of Clif Quench.

How to enter:

1) Leave a comment about your drink of choice (pre/post or during running that is). Have you had a beer along the course for any runs?

2) Link back for another entry and leave a comment for that too!

This giveaway will end on November 18th. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to email - so be sure to leave contact info!

29 comments:

  1. Im a big fan of Vitamin water. They hand it out after a lot of races around here so I stock up and drink it all year round!

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  2. During a long I like G2 packets that I water down a little bit. I keep meaning to try chocolate milk after a long run because I've read so much about it, but I have yet to remember. Odd really since I'm a chocolate addict.

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  3. I'm addicted to blue gatorade, mixed half/half with water for long runs. I'd love to try this though, especially since it's lower sugar.

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  4. Hands down, chocolate milk is my favorite recovery drink after I run!

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  5. I am a big fan of Camelback Elixir. It tastes great and does not upset my stomach.

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  6. I like Powerade Zero, G2, and Vitamin Water Light. No beers for me! Oh, and I always like water!

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  7. I fuel with G2 totally watered down durning runs. After runs, I usually stick with water.
    And no, haven't had a beer yet during a race - they were offering this past weekend at mile 24, and man I wanted one! Had to wait 'till the finish to enjoy it though! :)

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  8. Ohhh, I love CLIF! And they keep coming out with great new products. Love it!

    My FAVORITE post-run drink is chocolate milk. Yummy carbs & protein and gets lots of calories in quickly to replenish without having to chew. :)

    I've never taken beer on a run, but I HAVE had wine on a run. You may recall my Wine Country race back in June. We stopped at wineries along the way. Yeah, it was a "PW" but so much fun!

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  9. Just linked up your giveaway here. :)

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  10. I'm primarily a water drinker, but that will have to change as my runs get longer. I also love blue Gatorade!

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  11. I am a big water drinker and only use gatorade if
    i had a relly long run or if it was super hot out. In those cases I use Lemon-Lime flavor. My husband's favorite post run drink is a beer with lenon-lime gatorade mixed in it - it is quite yummy!

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  12. During a run, I really only ever want water, but I am going to try adding Nuun when I start going farther here soon. Post drink, I'm a fan of Smart Water.

    I've never had beer along the course of a run, but I have had it pre-run and post-run. I do not recommend it pre-run!

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  13. i pretty much only drink water! sometimes nuun. i have never had a beer on the course, but many after :) chris had one in his backpack waiting for me after CIM last year haha.

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  14. I usually only drink water, but will have a Powerade after long, instense workouts

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  15. I usually stick to water but post run is most def' a green smoothie! I love me some bananas!

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  16. Sounds yummy! I, too, usually stick with water, but love chocolate milk for a recovery drink.

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  17. Yum! I didn't know Clif made a drink.

    I'm a fan of...water! I know, really crazy. I sometimes mix it with a little Pom wonderful or cranberry juice but mostly I just drink water.

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  18. nuun WAS my favorite...until I realized the carbonation ( i swear it's fizzy!) is part of the GI issues....

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  19. I've always liked lemon lime gatorade. And nope, no beer. But that sounds like a great idea :-)

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  20. I love Blue gatorade...not sure why it just hits the spot..

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  21. I love lemon vitamin water. Not too sweet...

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  22. I drink only water while running or racing. And for recovery, chocolate milk (made with skim milk).

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  23. I will admit I am a gatorade addict.

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  24. I'm a fan of Crystal light lemon hydration, but realllllly watered down. But, I actually like Diet Dr. Pepper after I run sometimes!

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  25. i love gatorade and water... last weekend i drank orange juice during and it rocked my world! i never thought sunny d would be so helpful!

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  26. Mainly water for me to but I go also like Gatorades G2

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  27. i love nuun but also drink gatorade g2

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  28. i linked back

    http://www.ericarunning.com/2009/11/weekend-report-1013.html

    erica_haggins@hotmail.com

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  29. I pretty much stick with water pre and during, but I like a milk shake afterward. Both a nutritionist and a marine marathoner recommended the milk shake post drink, so it must be a good idea (and yummy)!

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